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Career development is part of your academic journey at La Roche University. Whether you need help identifying your goals or creating a plan to achieve them, your coursework is designed to prepare you to succeed in your field of study.

Through Career Development I and II courses, you’ll learn how to master core career-management competencies and plan for your future.

Career Development I

This course provides opportunities and resources for students to seek career information related to academic and occupational planning, which form the foundation for sound career decision-making. Students identify personal, academic and career goals through a shadowing assignment and informational interviews.

Career Development II

This intensive seminar course guides students through the process of implementing a career plan to launch a successful internship, employment or graduate school search. Through assignments, research, interviews and in-class activities, students prepare for their transition from La Roche to the world of work through the following:

  • Learning about occupations, employers, industry trends and advanced education associated with their major
  • Networking with professionals in their selected industry
  • Establishing mentor relationships
  • Identifying and crafting a career-action plan
  • Leveraging their co-curricular activities as professional experience
  • Reviewing industry growth and salary statistics
  • Creating and finalizing necessary documents for internship/job applications, including: a cover letter, resume and portfolio items
  • Practicing professional etiquette and dress via job fairs, mock interviews and networking events
  • Building a strong online presence and developing a unique professional brand